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Popular Current claim Brotherhood and CSF block medical supplies

Allegations of Brotherhood militia working with Central Security Forces to prevent medical aid from reaching injured protestors

During the clashes CSF used extensive amounts of teargas, in addition to birdshot, while protesters threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at security forces (Photo courtesy of Mansoura City Facebook Fan Page)
During clashes on Wednesday the CSF used teargas, in addition to birdshot, aginst protesters
(Photo courtesy of Mansoura City Facebook Fan Page)

The Popular Current claimed on Thursday that members of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Central Security Forces prevented medical supplies from reaching injured people in Mansoura on Thursday morning.

In a post on the Popular Current’s official Facebook page, the group claim that the CSF had surrounded its headquarters on Wednesday night and continued to do so into Thursday morning. The group also claims that the CSF has been supported by what they describe as “Brotherhood militia,” led by local parliamentary candidate Saber Zaher.

The Popular Current says that the CSF and the “Brotherhood militia” prevented medical supplies and doctors from entering the makeshift field hospital. The group expressed the fear that this might put peoples lives at risk.

The Brotherhood was not available for comment.

The Popular Current said in its Facebook post that it “holds the government, the Ministry of Interior and the Security Director of Daqahleya fully responsible for the lives and security of people.”

It was reported on Wednesday that the Popular Current had set up a field hospital at its headquarters following clashes between the CSF and protestors, who were calling for civil disobedience.

Unrest in Mansoura has entered a fourth day as protestors call for others to join in a campaign of civil disobedience. The Popular Current claimed that members of the Brotherhood attacked a group of protestors outside the Daqahleya governorate building on Monday.

The popular current claimed that more than 100 people had been injured in two days of clashes.


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